Discussing his process Kroll remarks: "I never plan these paintings... In fact, they’re really a lot like Los Angeles: there is a total lack of concern with planning. That’s not interesting to me. Each decision, each moment is highly considered and rigorously thought about but I don’t always think about the affect that will have on the surrounding area. For example, nobody knew when they put up Disney Hall that Frank Gehry’s design would raise the ambient temperature in the neighborhood by a number of degrees. I completely think that happens in paintings. They aren’t thoughtless: it’s simply that they aren’t planned, which is actually a rigorous decision."
Joey Veltkamp blogs about the recent work of painter Alexander Kroll. Writing about Kroll's previous work Veltkamp notes: "The paintings had a tension, as if trapped under a cage of his thick, geometric paint strokes." Recently, Veltkamp continues, "Kroll removed the cage and opened everything up... The new paintings have less of his previous impasto paint application but retain his characteristic gorgeous marks."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.